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Civil partnerships were introduced as a quick-fix device for a minority group. Instead, they ended up forcing heterosexuals to campaign for the same rights as LGBTQ+ people.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that EU member states must recognise same-sex marriages concluded elsewhere in the EU, even if they don't allow same-sex marriage.
It’s important to speak to your kids about the same-sex marriage debate, but how much and what will depend on their age and level of interest.
Australia voted Yes to legalising same-sex marriage today, and it's more important than ever to talk to your children about same-sex marriage and relationships.
Members of the original 1978 Sydney Mardi Gras in 2008. Older gays and lesbians grew up in more radical times, and some don’t support same-sex marriage.
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When it comes to same-sex marriage, there's a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard" for gay relationships.
An Australian Bureau of Statistics postal vote for marriage law reform, yes or no.
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Plenty of debate on Twitter about the marriage reform survey, and data from that can be crunched to predict the result. So what is it?
Many of the studies on this question examine the outcomes for children in same-sex parented families where both parents are women.
Discussing his opposition to same-sex marriage, Liberal MP Kevin Andrews said children who are brought up with a mother and father are 'better off than those who are not'. Let's look at the research.
The two couples challenging Northern Ireland’s ban on same-sex marriage, leaving the High Court in Belfast.
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A judge in Belfast has dismissed a challenge to Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage citing it as a 'social policy' issue.
Canberra has asked for a national postal vote on marriage reform - could a sample survey be a better option?
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Australians will be asked to complete a voluntary, non-binding postal vote on marriage reform. Wouldn't it be easier - and cheaper - to do a sample survey instead?
Respect the people in any same-sex marriage debate, but you don’t have to respect their views.
Your ideas are not immune to criticism just because you express them with sincerity: people are worthy of respect, ideas are not.
Wunderbar: same-sex marriage gets approval in Germany.
Two new laws have grappled with ideas of diversity and the traditional family in Germany.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pictured here with French President Emmanuel Macron, has managed to keep centrists happy while holding on to her conservative base.
Looking like a centrist, but governing as a conservative, Angela Merkel has cleared the decks before the coming German election.
‘Damenkneipe,’ or ‘Ladies’ Saloon,’ painted by Rudolf Schlichter in 1923. In 1937, many of his paintings were destroyed by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art.’
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
In sickness and in health.
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Marriage has long been tied to better health. The first study of the relationship between marriage, health and quality of life for LGBT Americans affirms the benefits of marriage – with some caveats.
Gay pride – but not everywhere.
Why are there such big differences in public opinion about homosexuality? It turns out where you live can be a major influence on how you feel.
The bishops could not be more culturally tone deaf.
French essayist Michel de Montaigne once described a ceremony between two male lovers at Saint John at the Latin Gate in Rome.
Same-sex marriage is not a 20th-century phenomenon; couples have long claimed the right to marry.
Protesting against laws limiting access to abortions.
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
Marchers at a “traditional marriage” rally in Sydney’s Belmore Park on September 20, 2015.
The "Fuck Fred Nile" case highlights the absurdity of criminalising "fleeting expletives" while allowing speech that depicts homosexuality as abnormal, unnatural and sinful.
Campaigners calling for civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples.
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The case against extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.
Mexico is in the midst of a public debate on gay marriage that has focused on ‘traditional family values’.
A proposal last month to legalise gay marriage in Mexico caused widespread protests, defending "Catholic values" and the "traditional family." Deeper analysis reveals flaws in those arguments.